Adobe Minion Pro
The first Multiple Master typeface.
Applications: Book Publishing & General Purpose Text Setting
Very widely used
20th Century Serif Roman
A highly successful text face with a wide range of variants, including small capitals and ornaments, designed by Adobe Systems' chief type designer. Initially intended as a replacement for Times Roman, Minion is extremely compact and therefore economic to use with long texts. Minion, named for a size of type in the sixteenth century, was reissued from Type One Postscript in 1991 as a three-axis multiple master font. Multiple master was an intelligent, but ultimately unadopted technology that allowed for a variation of design axes within the typeface; in Minion's case for weight and optical scaling between type sizes. There is a newer, better version called Minion Pro for Opentype.